Diana - I've cut pop and most artificially sweetened snacks out of my diet, but I do use splenda sometimes because its readily available in my parent's house. Only when I'm out of honey though. Diet hot cocoa is good though.
Nelie - I've tried dates in smoothies before. Sometimes they have little crunchy bits (seeds?) in them and it really turns me off from them. =/
Current Goal: Wear Size 10 Pants by July 1st